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Radiologists serve sicker patients than other specialties
February 22, 2018 -- Radiologists on average serve Medicare beneficiaries of higher clinical complexity than other physician specialists, according to a study published in the February issue of Academic Radiology. In fact, out of 54 specialty groups, three radiology subspecialties ranked in the top 25 that treat more medically complicated patients. Read More
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 57: The direct anterior approach
February 22, 2018 -- Turns out Ryan's been paying attention to Andy's work all this time -- but she thinks he might be showing off in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend. Read More
Can AI help in the fight against gadolinium deposition?
February 21, 2018 -- What if gadolinium-based contrast agents could be used at just 10% of current dose levels without significantly degrading image quality or contrast enhancement? Artificial intelligence (AI) could make that possible, according to research published online February 13 in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Read More
Ultralow-dose CT slashes radiation dose for fractures
February 21, 2018 -- Just how low can CT radiation dose go? Researchers from New York City found that radiologists performed well when reading extremity trauma scans acquired with an ultralow-dose protocol with dose levels approaching those of x-ray, according to a study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. Read More
Siemens all set for Healthineers IPO
February 21, 2018 -- German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG said this week that its Siemens Healthineers division is "ready for its market debut," a sign that the company is ready to launch the unit's initial public offering (IPO). Read More
Breast MRI technique helps cancer detection without contrast
February 20, 2018 -- German researchers have developed a novel breast MRI technique that greatly reduces false-positive findings and increases the detection of breast cancer -- without the need for a gadolinium-based contrast agent, according to a study published online February 20 in Radiology. Read More
Study finds scanner noise from 3T MRI can affect hearing
February 20, 2018 -- Even with ear protection, increased acoustic noise from a 3-tesla MRI scan can cause a temporary reduction in a patient's ability to hear. But the good news is there are no long-lasting adverse effects, according to a study published in the February issue of Radiology. Read More
DTI-MRI ties lack of fitness to cognitive decline
February 16, 2018 -- With the aid of diffusion-tensor MR imaging (DTI-MRI), researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that a lack of physical fitness can lead to deteriorated nerve fibers in the brain and eventually cognitive decline, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Read More
Eye tracking helps assess anesthesiologists' US skill
February 16, 2018 -- Eye-tracking technology has the potential to monitor the progress of trainee anesthesiologists as they improve their expertise in interpreting ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia images, according to a study in the February issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. Read More
How can radiologists prepare for future of AI?
February 16, 2018 -- Yes, artificial intelligence (AI) will likely be a useful adjunct for radiologists and increase their productivity. But AI's greatest effect may be to usher in a new role for radiologists as information managers, according to an article published online February 2 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More